Andy Paiko is a glass blower that has been practicing his craft since he was just a teenager. Taken under the wing of a seasoned artisan at that young age, he has honed his abilities and used them to to create non-traditional glass works like spinning wheels and bicycles! He has also collaborated with many artists and businesses throughout the city; most notably the Composer and Sound artist Ethan Rose to make one the most visually and sonically compelling installations, Transference. When I visited his studio, he was working on a stunningly diverse range of projects: fixing his glass spinning wheel so that it will be pristine for it's permanent residency at the Smithsonian (!!), perfecting a gorgeous Bell Jar for a fancy London Jeweler, and fixing some vintage thrift store goblets for a friend. Andy's workshop is full of glass projects within that spectrum, as well as gorgeous curiosities like bird feathers and mysterious bones. Check out Andy's beautiful and enigmatic works below and through his website!
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